Overwatch League signs its first female player

From Engadget - February 14, 2018

Two of the four new players players (Lee Eui-seok and Chon Gi-hyeon) are fellow South Koreans, while He Junjian is Chinese.Language wo not necessarily be an issue, in other words, and the Dragons are providing "language assistance" to all the new players in addition to securing US visas.It's not certain when they will start competing in earnest.

The absence of female players has been something of a sore point for not just Overwatch League, but high-profile eSports competitions in general.While they can certainly reach the highest levels of play, teams have repeatedly contended that they are not good fits for occasionally dubious reasons like team dynamics (many teams have mashed-together rosters) or fears of it being seen as a PR ploy.Geguri's signing wo not necessarily represent the start of a trend, but it may open the doors to woman players who previously had to settle for smaller-scale tourneys.


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